Our Guide to #YourSFMOMA

Image: © Henrik Kam

Five Things to Do at SFMOMA

Plan your day at SFMOMA with this list of not-to-miss highlights. Add a little magic and mystery to your visit with our worldwide exclusive presentation of René Magritte: The Fifth Season. Then take in the powerful photography of Susan Meiselas or check out the latest in contemporary art from our New Work series. Let it all soak in at one of our artisanal eateries and, if you didn’t get enough, stop by the store and take a piece of the museum home with you.

The Must-See

René Magritte: The Fifth Season
May 19–October 28
Floor 4

Catch this exclusive presentation of the artist’s late paintings, including more than 20 artworks never before shown in a U.S. museum. Dive deep into Magritte’s otherworldly images, where day becomes night, birds become sky, and boulders hover in midair. A radical thinker in a suit and tie, Magritte created beautiful, powerful, and mysterious images that are a timely reminder that all is not as it seems.

René Magritte, Le fils de l'homme (The Son of Man), 1964 (detail); private collection; © 2017 C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Banque d'Images, ADAGP / Art Resource, NY

The Dining

In Situ, Floor 1
Sightglass, Floor 3
Cafe 5, Floor 5

From family-friendly, California-fusion fare at Cafe 5 to Michelin-star dining at In Situ, there’s a wide range of options for anyone looking to fuel up during their visit. In the mood for something lighter? Stop by Sightglass for Instagram-worthy coffee creations and treats — now with a second location in our free public space (museum admission is not required).

In Situ; photo: © Henrik Kam

The Newest

New Work: Etel Adnan
September 1, 2018–January 6, 2019
Floor 4

Don’t miss the captivating work of Etel Adnan, whose work is presented at SFMOMA for the first time. This selection of new paintings by the poet and artist, who lived in the Bay Area for over 50 years, is juxtaposed with tapestries from the 1960s and today.

Etel Adnan, Explosion Florale, 1968/2018; courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Hamburg / Beirut

The Museum Store

Floors 1 + 2

Take a piece of the museum home with you! Curated as carefully as our exhibitions, the Museum Store has an amazing collection of books, home goods, jewelry, toys, and more—it’s the perfect one-stop-shop. The best part is, every purchase supports SFMOMA’s exhibitions and education programs.

Museum Store; photo: © Henrik Kam

The Retrospective

Susan Meiselas: Mediations
July 21–October 21, 2018
Floor 3

From her iconic portraits of carnival strippers to vivid color photographs of the conflicts in Central America, Meiselas’s powerful work explores subjects ranging from the personal to the geopolitical.

Susan Meiselas, Muchachos await counterattack by the Guard, Matagalpa, Nicaragua, 1978; © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos


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Admission tickets and view of SFMOMA from Yerba Buena Gardens; photo: Jolene Torr

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